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You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory

You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory

Tejo Remy (in 1991)

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Tejo Remy used existing drawers for this design, forming them into a new chest with the aid of a strap. Robinson Crusoe, the famous fictional character, was one of his main sources of inspiration. Crusoe was shipwrecked and stranded on an uninhabited island, where he created his own world with what he had available. This idea of improvisation and chance lies at the heart of Remy's design. The chest also refers to the Greek philosopher Socrates's metaphor for memory. He said that by putting your recollections in a specific 'place' you can strengthen your memory.

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Title You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory
Material and technique Wood, drawers, strap
Object type
Cupboard > Furniture > Living > Utensil
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 140 cm
Width 148 cm
Depth 70 cm
Artists Uitvoerder: Tejo Remy
Accession number V 1677 a-u (KN&V)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1992
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 1992
Age artist About 31 years old
Material
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Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Utrecht > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Tejo Remy

Nijmegen 1960

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